Strapping, also known as pallet wrapping, bundling or banding, is the process of applying a strap to bundle item(s) together or strap pallets. Strapping is used in many different industries and is often used to secure large items or boxes during transport. The strapping is done manually or by using a strapping machine such as a Reisopack (semi-) automatic strapping machine or a sealless strapping device.

There are many different types and materials for strapping. If you are about to purchase strapping for your Reisopack, it is important that you take into account, among other things, the weight of the load that you want to strap. To ship larger and heavier items or pallets, you need a different type of strapping band than if you are going to ship lighter industrial items.

Because there are so many different types of strapping available in the market, it can be confusing to decide which type is right for your strapping needs. To help you make this decision, we'll discuss some common types of strapping and their benefits below.

Steel strap

Only for the heaviest loads that need to be secured, nothing beats steel strapping. This type of strapping is especially perfect for strapping and shipping the heaviest loads such as industrial equipment or building materials. It is the strongest and most robust strapping available.


  • Extremely durable
  • Good for large shipments
  • Perfect for heavy loads
  • Ideal for industrial items

Polypropylene strapping tape

One of the most popular types of strapping is Polypropylene (or PP) strapping. This economical material is specifically designed for light and medium bundling and is also available in different colors, widths and thicknesses. This type of strapping material is ideal for sealing and securing lighter loads due to its light and versatile properties. In addition, it also has elastic properties that make it less likely to deform or corrode, making it suitable for situations where pallets and loads are stored for a long time.


  • Economical
  • High degree of elongation
  • Versatile
  • Ideal for light to medium loads

View our range of polypropylene strapping band.

Polyester band

One of the most commonly used types of strapping material is Polyester strapping. As an alternative to steel strapping, the properties such as strength and durability are particularly striking. Polyester strap is mainly suitable for securing loads that are at risk of shifting during transport. This type of strap keeps its high tension for a long time and can also be reused and re-tensioned.


  • Lightweight
  • Strong and durable
  • High voltage levels

View our range of polyester band.

Corded Polyester Strapping

Securing delicate products is best done with a polyester strap. This type of strapping is suitable for a wide range of applications due to its ease of use and light properties. It is best to attach this material with tensioners and sealers.


  • Suitable for different applications
  • Ideal for delicate items
  • Light and versatile

Polyethylene strapping

The biggest advantage of Polyethylene (PET) strapping over steel strapping is that it does not have a sharp edge, making it safer to apply and remove. Because it is 100% recyclable, it can easily be thrown away, and it is also strong, light and shock-resistant.


  • Safe to use
  • Strong and lightweight
  • Shockproof
  • Recyclable

Please contact us if you are considering which type of strapping would best suit your Reisopack machine or work. This can be done via the contact form on the website or by telephone; +31(0)85 077 8387